V Krishnamurthy, Maruti's former chairman, PSUs' turnaround man, dies at 97

Krishnamurthy was the founder chairman of Maruti Udyog Ltd and is known for working behind the introduction of the iconic Maruti 800

Dr Venkataraman Krishnamurthy

Dr Venkataraman Krishnamurthy

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Venkataraman Krishnamurthy, who is considered as the turnaround man of several Indian corporate houses like BHEL, Maruti Udyog, SAIL and Gail (India), passed away on Sunday at the age of 97.

Krishnamurthy is considered as "the father of public sector undertakings in India" by many in India Inc. Born in the temple town of Tamil Nadu's Karuveli, he started his career as an airfield technician during the Second World War. He's probably the only person in India Inc who has the enviable recognition of being the chief executive officer of Bharat Heavy Electricals, Maruti Udyog, Steel Authority of India and

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First Published: Jun 26 2022 | 8:58 PM IST

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